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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: Method Behind the Madness

Spontaneity and a feel for the moment has been a significant part of how the Dallas Stars entertainment team has made its name around the National Hockey League. While this reputation is well earned, there is a formulaic method to their strategy that begins far before puck drop. Twenty-four hours ahead of game time,…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: The Psychology Behind Fan Participation

First-time attendees are common at hockey games in Dallas. Therefore, the Stars’ entertainment team realizes that it has just the duration of one game to make an impression on as many people as possible. “Dallas, being a non-traditional hockey market there’s a lot of room, presentation and production-wise, for deviation from whatever the norm…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: How Content Creates A Rivalry

Although it is being phased out of the game as the years go on, fighting is still something hockey is known for. A well-timed bout can change the trajectory of a game, and it is a major moment for fans in the stands. When fisticuffs are exchanged, the Dallas Stars entertainment team jumps at…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: The Star Away From the Ice

It takes an entire team of people to create the atmosphere that the Dallas Stars produce each night. Still, there is a face of the operation, and that is Celena Rae. The anthem singer and in-game host appears frequently during each event and is perhaps the busiest person in the organization on game day….

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: MVP (Most Valuable Puck)

It is hockey tradition that the three stars of each evening’s match are recognized by the fans. One at a time, each star takes a step back onto the ice and raises his stick to salute the fans who remain in attendance after the final buzzer. In the Dallas Stars’ control room, the entertainment…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: Calling the Shots

Some of the most important members in the Dallas Stars organization do not see a game in-person the entire season. Such is the case with Video Director Terri McCormack. Her chair is just around the corner from the ice, but since 2006 she has been executing each home game’s content plan from the control…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: Changing the Atmosphere on the Fly

The Stars may not have turned Dallas into a pure ‘hockey town’ but they have endeared themselves to the people of their city because of pure entertainment. Win or lose, the expectation is to give the fans a positive memory. This becomes more difficult when the team trails 3-0, but the entertainment must stick…

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Moving Forward with Fans First
June 20, 2024

In a compelling conversation on fostering innovation within corporate culture, Jesse Cole of the Savannah Bananas highlights the importance of embracing change as a tool for continuous improvement. Cole underscores that change should not be seen as change for its own sake but as an essential part of striving to better serve customers and…

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Achieving Work-Life Balance and Emotional Sobriety with Matt Seefeld
June 20, 2024

This episode of the Growthwell podcast, hosted by Josh Byrd, focuses on achieving a meaningful work-life balance. The discussion examines trends and personal strategies for balancing professional growth and individual well-being. This episode is particularly relevant in post-COVID work dynamics and the increasing importance of mental health. This episode’s guest is Matt Seefeld, EVP…

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Addressing the Complexities and Opportunities of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
June 19, 2024

As the energy sector navigates the first year of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), stakeholders are grappling with evolving guidance and incentives. This pivotal legislation aims to accelerate the energy transition, but with its intricate provisions and requirements, many questions remain. Understanding the IRA’s impact is crucial for developers, investors, and policy-makers striving to…

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Inflation Reduction Act Can Impact Company Investments
June 19, 2024

Recent months have shown that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a hot topic in the energy industry, sparking extensive discussions about its implications and opportunities. As businesses and organizations seek to join the renewable energy movement, understanding the nuances of the IRA is crucial.  A recent study highlighted that renewable energy investments are…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: How Fans Light Up The Ice
March 15, 2019

With 41 regular season home games each year it can be hard to make every event a unique experience. The jumbotron is universally accepted as the method of choice for entertainment directors of American professional sports teams, but the elite ones find ways to engage fans in a new way. The Stars have done…

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